Religious Studies - Associate of Arts Degree
This program provides a survey and evaluation of various religious traditions and religious thought. It focuses on comparative religions, cultural analysis, religious ethics and the traditional beliefs and practices of the world's religions.
Students must complete at least six (6) units from the following courses:
Students must complete at least six (6) additional units from the following courses:
Total Credit Hours: 18.00
Lower division requirements for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in this field may differ from associate degree requirements. Prospective transfer students should complete the general education and lower division requirements of the school to which they will be transferring. See a counselor for details. Information is also available at www.assist.org.
A student receiving a degree in this field will be able to:
- Explain fundamental issues framing the academic study of religion.
- Apply different methodological approaches to thinking about, and analyzing, religious thought.
- Recognize and understand the beliefs and practices within prominent religious traditions.
- Discuss and evaluate important philosophical, ethical, political, and historical aspects of religion.